Bono state

Bono state was an Akan state which existed from the early middle ages to the 18th century in what is now the Brong-Ahafo or Bono-Ahafo region of Ghana. The two names, Brong and Bono are used interchangeably. Its capital was Bono Manso (Bono-Mansu), an ancient market town the role of which in the Trans-Saharan trade was instrumental in the formation of Bono state. The state collapsed in the early 18th century. Upon the taking of Bono Manso by the Ashanti Confederacy in 1723, many residents of Bono Manso fled to Takyiman (or Tekyiman, Techiman, Takijiman). In 1740 the Bono-Tekyiman state, comprising roughly the same territory as the former Bono state, was founded more or less under Ashanti sovereignty.


  • Effah-Gyamfi, Kwaku (1979) Traditional history of the Bono State Legon: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.
  • Effah-Gyamfi, Kwaku (1985) Bono Manso: an archaeological investigation into early Akan urbanism (African occasional papers, no. 2) Calgary: Dept. of Archaeology, University of Calgary Press. ISBN 0-919813-27-5
  • Meyerowitz, E.L.R. (1949) 'Bono-Mansu, the earliest centre of civilisation in the Gold Coast', Proceedings of the III International West African Conference, 118–120.
The Akan people are a linguistic group of West Africa.

This group includes the Akuapem, the Akyem, the Ashanti, the Baoulé, the Brong, the Fante and the Nzema peoples of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
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Bono Manso (sometimes known as Bono Mansu) was an ancient trading town in what is now the Nkoranza district of the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana. Located just south of the Black Volta river at the transitional zone between savanna and forest, the town was frequented by
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Major Routes
Amber Road Hrvejen . Incense Route
Kamboja-Dvaravati Route . King's Highway
Roman-India routes . Royal Road
Silk Road Spice Route .
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The Ashanti Empire or Asante Empire, also known as the Ashanti Confederacy or Asanteman (1701-1896), was a pre-colonial West African state of what is now the Ashanti Region in Ghana.
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